HC Deb 23 November 1965 vol 721 cc221-2
11. Mr. Peyton

asked the Minister of Power what machinery exists for co- ordination between his Department and the Department of Economic Affairs concerning proposals by boards of nationalised industries to increase prices and tariffs.

Mr. Frederick Lee

The normal arrangements apply for close and constant liaison between Departments.

Mr. Peyton

Is the right hon. Gentleman really not aware that by far the best form of co-ordination between his Department and that of his right hon. Friend would be for him to tell his right hon. Friend not to interfere in matters with which he is not competent to deal and about which he knows nothing?

Mr. Lee

I will inform my right hon. Friend of the hon. Gentleman's opinion.